heavenly body

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heavenly body (plural heavenly bodies)

  1. A natural celestial object, visible in the sky, such as a star, planet, natural satellite, asteroid, comet, the Moon or the Sun. Objects flying or moving in the atmosphere are not usually considered as heavenly bodies.
    Synonyms: celestial body, wanderstar
  2. An astronomical object. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (religion, chiefly Christianity) The recreated, angel-like body that people will have in heaven.

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